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15 Practical Party Tips

12. Pace the courses. Don’t rush the meal. Make sure there’s plenty of food so that everyone can have seconds if they want.

13. Be sure to offer coffee and tea when the meal has ended.

14. You’re there to enjoy yourself, but you’re also there to make sure all your guests are happy. If you notice that one of your guests is, for some reason, hanging back or not included, pull that person into the conversation subtly but deliberately.

15. The reason for your party will usually dictate the size of the crowd, but I’ve always felt that dinner for eight is the ideal size. It’s easy to cook for that number, and the conversation is much calmer and more focused when eight gather around a table.

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